Halifax engineering firm outsources to Bell Aliant

In an effort to centralize the ICT aspects of their sprawling operations, Halifax-based environmental and geotechnical engineering firm Jacques Whitford has inked a $40-million outsourcing deal with ICT provider Bell Aliant.Bell's business-solutions provider

Published on: December 14th, 2006 Briony Smith

Palm and Microsoft: Once rivals, now partners

TORONTO - Palm said that with the launch of its latest smart phone last month, the Treo 700wx, it wants to provide business customers with more choice: either the Palm or Microsoft OS.Previous

Published on: December 11th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Deal isn’t about the customer

At the heart of most businesses lies a mish-mash of different technologies through which information - the life-blood of modern business - courses. But when those technologies don't connect into each other, businesses

Published on: December 7th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Microsoft partners with Novell on open source

Microsoft and Novell announced a partnership whereby users of Novell's Suse Linux operating system and Windows will be able to more easily manage virtualized IT environments.In a Webcast, executives from both firms said

Published on: December 7th, 2006 Shane Schick

At your server

Choosing a server is no an easy task. There are almost limitless possibilities, and your requirements could lean toward basic, or more sophisticated technologies. Plus, you should always buy something that will give

Published on: December 5th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Novell to extend ZenWorks platform

Novell on Tuesday tried to take the momentum behind its recent partnership with Microsoft around platform interoperability and extend it from the operating system to the system management  level.The company announced four additions

Published on: November 28th, 2006 Shane Schick

Microsoft ups the piracy ante

In a world with zero-day attacks, phishing and pharming, the lives of sys admins using Microsoft technology just got a little more complicated - at least if they're planning to adopt Microsoft Vista

Published on: October 20th, 2006 Poonam Khanna

Symantec, Microsoft at loggerheads over Vista security

Symantec said Microsoft is keeping it and other vendors away from the very part of the operating system that is central to its strategy to protect users from malicious attacks.Windows Vista includes several

Published on: August 22nd, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Microsoft spells out modelling standard

Building on its work with its System Definition Model, Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday a joint-vendor initiative that resulted in the publication of a new specification that will make it easier for businesses to

Published on: August 1st, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Fairmont checks into portal upgrade

While guests flock to its hotels and resorts for their vacations, Fairmont staff are spending the summer finishing up an upgrade to its Internet portal and content management system.The changes, which are set

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Shane Schick

Calgary rounds up mobile environment for Stampede

Calgary is booming – and not just in the oil business. With four million tourists last year and a $1-billion tourism industry, the city’s not-for-profit tourism agency, was looking for ways to use

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach

Microsoft eyes bigger slice of BI pie

Microsoft made a more aggressive foray into the business intelligence space Tueday, promising a product that will tie in with its SQL Server database and its Office suite of productivity applications.The company announced

Published on: June 6th, 2006 Shane Schick

Microsoft move an endorsement of Linux, crows Novell

A senior Novell executive says Microsoft's recent decision to support two versions of Linux in its virtualization software is a ringing endorsement of open source in the enterprise.“It's a tremendous message from them,”

Published on: April 12th, 2006 Howard Solomon

The second life of PBX

Research in Motion Inc.'s recent acquisition of Ascendent Systems signals growing interest in the idea of making remote devices – including handhelds like RIM's BlackBerry – into extensions of office phone systems. Waterloo,

Published on: March 24th, 2006 Grant Buckler